coccidiosis question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by byrnejansen, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. byrnejansen

    byrnejansen Out Of The Brooder

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    so, for my first post... as to my understanding coccidiosis is a normal fauna of a chickens intestinal tract. i've noticed some orange diarrhea as of late. the birds are three months old and out of eighty five chickens we have only noticed a small amount. we were planning on slaughtering them this weekend but now that we have noticed it daily, we are hesitant. any suggestions, we think its coxi and are having a fecal done (expecting results tomorrow). the whole flock seems fine-energetic, eating, drinking, fighting- i assume only a few have diarrhea so, directly, can you eat a bird with coxi?
    thanks -pat
     
  2. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it sounds like you have broilers so yes they can be slaughtered and eating since as you say they are intestinal and unless you have a habit of eating chickens guts then there should be no harm to you. What every you do don't medicate at this late a date.
     
  3. byrnejansen

    byrnejansen Out Of The Brooder

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    hey, thanks a lot for the info, that confirms my suspicions about coxi, and we did have a fecal done, clean and clear of it.
    thanks again, i'm new to chickens and quite pleased to find this board.
    -pat
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    that "orange" in the droppings... that is often indicative of enteral problems where the mucous membranes are sloughing off I read (the color usually being caused by carrotene) ...
     
  5. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are drinking from the same water source you are risking getting more. Unfortunately a huge percentage of viruses with fecal symptoms are severely contageous. This is why all bird keepers should keep Oxine readily available at 7 drops per gallon for reducing the spread of all types of viruses.
     

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